What to Sacrifice?

Here are a few more excerpts from the Church Planter material I have been working on… “If I had a dollar for ever time someone has advised me not to “sacrifice my family on the altar of ministry” I could travel to Home Depot and buy all the materials necessary...

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Pastor as CEO

This week I  passed by a church near my house and noticed a subtle memo on the bottom of the church sign. As I think more about it, maybe it should be included on many more church signs around the nation. The sign read, “Mt. Hope Ministries, Dr. Raymond A...

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Excerpts

As I mentioned in the previous post, Colby and I have been working on some articles that we hope will eventually turn into a book on the subject of church planting. You can download the first article “The Church Planter Trifecta“. Also, here are a few tidbits from some of...

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A Few Updates

Trying to catch up here a bit on the happenings of my life. Pillar Church is going through some really exciting times right now. A few weeks ago a Marine in our congregation (Roy Garza) shared with our congregation his desire to plant a new church near the south gate...

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CJ is a Very Interesting Dude

A few quotes from CJ Mahaney ” I regret I have no degrees. I have only graduated from high school and even that should be investigated. I am however an exceptional athlete.” “Reminding ourselves of the gospel is the most important daily habit we can establish.” “When it comes to...

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Iceland Update

Many people have asked me about what is going on in Iceland with the Volcano and how it is affecting the Garman family. I spoke with Colby for some time earlier this week and they said that unlike the rest of Europe Reykjavik has only been mildly effected by the...

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Pray for the Garmans Today

I read an article this morning (thanks Becky) that reminded me that God called the Garmans in Iceland with full knowledge that these things would happen. Pray today for Colby, Annie and the girls. The Garmans are also going through some very scary times as they prepare for the birth...

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New Logo & Website

At our five year mark we are making some changes at Pillar that we hope will facilitate growth and allow us to have a greater capacity minister people and to send out church planters and start new churches. Some of those changes are realigning the tasks of our leadership to...

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5 Year Birthday Celebration

You can see a gallery of Pics from our anniversary service HERE. We had an excellent weekend with our highest attendance ever (about 160) My long time pastor/mentor/supporter Dannie Williams and his wife Gwen came to visit us and he preached the service. He did an outstanding Job challenging us…...

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